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A SOMOAN judge in The Hague made history today by declaring that Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, was guilty of aiding and abetting the multiple atrocities committed by a rebel force in neighbouring Sierra Leone. It was a rare example of a former head of states being convicted by an international court, and advocates of cross-border justice immediately, hailed the verdict as a welcome precedent.
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